There’s a few reasons for all the holes in this blog lately. It’s not because the blog is cheese. (Although it may well be cheese. May be it wants to be cheese, like Jason Christie’s Cheese Blog.)
I have news: I got a job. As a Canadian Literature prof in the English Department at UBC. That’s right, folks, my itinerant days appear to be over. This situation has done for me what arranged marriages used to do for women in feudal China… Tied me down and committed me to a house. I have a one-year postdoc first,at the same institution, and then in July 2007 I’ll start teaching. Really looking forward to sharing thinking and resources with all those who come my way, but especially you contemporary poetics, fantastic fiction, anti-racist, queer, trans, feminist, theoryhead and/or anti-globalization folk, if you care to come looking for me.
More news: I’m moving again, next month, to the West side. Talk about class mobility. I’m also trying to finish up my dissertation and defend it in short order because that needs to happen yesterday for all of this to work.
So needless to say, I am also one very busy, stressed out bunny. If I owe you an email, a coffee, a paper or a phone call, I beg your kind patience. I am in a strange kind of survival mode where all action must necessarily be pared down to the basics. Except in those catatonic moments when even basic motion is not possible. Diving down again. See you when this breath runs out.


  1. Paul on April 12, 2006 at 12:18 pm


  2. ryan on April 14, 2006 at 8:33 pm

    We Love You Larissa!!!!!!!! Congrats!!!!!!!!!

    (ps. I need your address so I can send you these books and then you can tell me how much they suck!)

  3. derek beaulieu on April 17, 2006 at 6:11 pm

    wow – huge congrats!
    — derek

  4. 285 Bungalow Drive on April 18, 2006 at 10:52 am

    Bravo, Larissa, from Claire and me. Congrats to UBC for making a smart move!

    Robert Majzels

  5. Jonathan Ball on April 27, 2006 at 7:08 am

    that’s awesome! congratulations!!! i was telling somebody at the u of c the other day they had better offer you a job before UBC hired you…. too late!!

  6. Larissa Lai on May 2, 2006 at 1:19 pm

    Thanks for all the well wishes, friends. Sorry I’ve been so absent.

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